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of office with his hand on two bibles, one used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration in 1861, and the other a bible which belonged to dr. king. the first covered in velvet and trimmed with gold was loned to lincoln by supreme court clerk william thomas carroll. a seal inside the cover marks the occasion. in the king bible, king noted the dates of sermons he had given. bernice king the youngest of his four children said it was his fawct's traveling bible. >> he used it to study and meditate, not just to speak and preach but just to prepare himself to be able to lead. >> reporter: in a video released by the inaugural committee, president obama calls the lincoln and king bibles a fitting choice. >> their actions, the movements they represented are the only reason that it's possible for me to be inaugurated. >> reporter: turns out that five other presidents have also used two bibles at their swearing in. typically one family wiebl and another of historical significance. eisenhower carter, and george h.w. bush all used george washington's inaugural bible which belonged to the firs
one. >> of course, there was lincoln's second inaugural where he talked about the wounds of the nation. we know that the president has been working on this president for weeks and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent, is at the white house this morning with a little bit of insight on what we might hear today. >> well, good morning, scott. those closest to the president tell us this speech is in the moment and it's going to talk, they hope, credibly, believably about responsibilities ahead. and the prospect for not only bipartisan compromise, and things that didn't seem achievable four years ago. it might be worth reminding us ourselves how the president ended first inaugural address four years ago. scott, the president talked about america being in the midst of a winter of our hardship and he urged the nation to brave icy currents and to endure whatever storms may come. there was a sense of forboding then, a sense of crisis, both economic and otherwise, that white house advisers that he feels is no longer as present now as it was then. so that's part of the optimistic not
to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of dr. king. monday, the swearing in, the celebration, and then when the party's over after the inaugural balls on monday night, it will be back to the same battles and the hope that it won't be just business as usual. rebecca, anthony? >> bill plante at the white house. thank you, bill. >>> while the president's opponents are observing the traditional truths to the inauguration, can president obama hope for a new term. let's talk with debbie wassermann schultz. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> congresswoman, let me ask you. we heard from the republicans on extending the debt ceiling for at least a three-month period. is this any signs of hope in terms of cooperation or more maneuvering? >> i think this unfortunately more a sign that republicans realize it was horribly damaging to them to continue
. this was a crisis in 1861 when lincoln was elected and he couldn't respond to the cessation of the southern states. another was in 1933. roosevelt, the depression going on roosevelt could do nothing to respond. hoover was the lame duck president. it was decided to move it up to january so the new president could respond more quickly to a crisis. >> if it's on sunday january 20th do they have to move it? >> the constitution says the president must take the oath of office at noon on january 20th. that's been the tradition. back in the 19th sentry they moved it a day. now the president takes the oath on the 20th which is sunday and takes it again publicly on the 21st. the constitution requires that it is done on the 20th. >> and president obama being sworn in this year on martin luther king day, the significance of that? >> a lot of tremendous symbolism here. first of all he's using martin luther king's bible and the lincoln bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there is a monument to dr. king. 50
. >> everything is locked. >> dancer rachel lincoln says her job is to make this look easy, which it is not. >> you need to be really strong, honestly to do this work, because gravity is there all the time. we are not gravity defieing. >> the only way to understand just how hard this is is to try it. >> that is locked. >> they put me in a safety harness, and before i knew it. >> two of us together hanging out on the wall in oakland. >> we were 115 feet in the air and i learned how tough this really is. >> this is going to go over your head. you're going to spring off your feet. spring off your feet. spring off your feet. look at me, look at me, look at me. all right. you did it. >> well, let's be honest, she did it. >> that's crazy. >> while i may be more comfortable on the ground. >> back on the ground. >> touchdown. >> wow. >> it is beautiful. this guy defies gravity every night. >> fly over the weather center. >> yeah. >> i tell you what, we have all that cold air which has been sinking down to where we are over the past several days. things not changing perhaps as quickly as we would li
lincoln and by doctor martin luther king, jr. and recited the oath of office. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: standing before the crowd of hundreds of thousands, president obama spoke about inclusion, cooperation and hope. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time, not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >> reporter: as he was leaving the capitol steps the president paused to take in the spectacle. i'll never see this again he said before continuing to the parade. the obamas walked part of the route to the white house, then took their place in the reviewing stand. president obama talked about gun control, social security, gay rights. these are issues that he addressed throughout the campaign. so definitely taking an aggressive stance on some of those issues and urging republicans or congress in general to join him and unify over some of those really tough issues. one thing we always love t
: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremony in the capitol, the president and vice president paid tribute to dr. king a second time, pausing at a bust of the slain civil rights leader in the rotunda. during the procession down pennsylvania avenue, the president and first lady walked part of the way and later took their place in the reviewing stand as the inaugural parade began. ♪ >> reporter: and the party continued into the night. ♪ he's president and he's on fire ♪ >> reporter: michelle obama wowed the audiences at two inaugural balls in a ruby chiffon and velvet gown by jason wu. but the celebration was not as grand as 2009 which saw the president and first lady attend ten balls. >> now that the parties are over the work on president obama's second term begins. susan mcginnis with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. yes, item number one is the debt limit. we learned on monday that the house wil
admires more than anyone in american history. the other is abraham lincoln. and when he takes the oath of office today, president obama will use bibles used by both men. you can watch it all here beginning with a special three hours in the morning. at 10:00 a.m. live cbs news coverage. >>> overseas the taliban says it's responsible for the attack on the traffic in the capital of kabul. the attackers stormed the building early this morning. a car bomb and at least three suicide bombers were involved. it's reported that at least one blew himself up. police say they are still fighting the militants inside that building. >> and at least 81 people are dead at the algerian gas plant that was the scene of a four-day terror siege. 23 hostages including one american are confirmed dead, but security officials say that number could rise. when algerian forces with were sent into the plant on sunday they found 25 bodies. the group's task now is identifying whether they belong to hostages or militants. algerian officials say they stormed the facility on saturday because the ho
in history's rear view mirror. >> washington, lincoln. reporter: every historian has a list of favorites. >> they had courage. and they had integrity. >> reporter: the presidents who were our greatest leaders and why. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: a presidential limosine it is not but a brand new version of a much belovedded sports car promised fast company for those with a taste of style and speed. lee cowan will be taking us for a test drive. >> reporter: some are describing chevy's new corvette as pure sex. the new sting ray is sleeker faster and has lines that have some already lining up to get one. >> you're the first outside person. >> am i really? to sit in one of these. reporter: the latest generation of an american icon later on sunday morning. >> osgood: warren buffet is something of an american icon himself. multibillionaire who lives unpretentiously a long way from wall street. this morning rebecca jarvis will visit the age of omaha. >> must have been thinking about investments at the time. >> reporter: with a net worth of some $46 billion warren buffet is
mall. now how far back you will be, the washington monument or all the way down to the lincoln memorial, that's a question. but you can say, i was there. so come on, you got time. catch that redeye, get in here. >> we'll see you there. thank you for that. and stay with cbs 5, we are there in washington, d.c. and we will have complete coverage of the inauguration, and special reports from washington, d.c. as well tonight and tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 a.m. >>> and now for international headlines. today the algerian bomb squads have found numerous bodies as they search for explosives at a gas plant. the special forces raided the complex yesterday to end the stand-off with islamic militants. the government says 32 mill tans were killed. it's not clear if any hostages were successfully rescued yesterday. 23 hostages are known to be dead, but the number could rise. >>> and after a violent siege in algeria, the state department is warning americans about the risk of traveling there. there are credible threats of more kidnappings of werner
sol recommendly swear. >> he placed his hand on two bible. one belonging to abraham lincoln and the other to dr. king. >> it is our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began? in his inaugural address the president gave vision. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as might be else. >> he touched on taxes, gun control and immigration. he urged cooperation in washington. >> congress requires us to act in our time. >> after the ceremony the president turned to take one last look at the view. later he signed documents nominating his cabinet members. senator majority leader harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recamiers there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to saw thank you for your service. >> the day concluded with a one and a half mile parade to the white house. the president and the first lady walked a portion of the route. tonight they will att
his famous i have a dream speech on the opposite end of the map on the steps of the lincoln memorial. that dream, of course, talked about the day when america, they would reach a sense of equality and of course the election of president obama, the nation's first african american president that has to be seen as the ultimate political expression of that equality. reporting live in washington, i'm randall pinkston -- pinkston, back to you. >> how will it differ from four years ago? >> reporter: well first of all it will be a ceremonial inauguration, not the official inauguration as we have mentioned earlier on the actual date of the inauguration. it has to be on january 20. that's a sunday. the public wants to witness it themselves. it will be a second ceremonial inauguration on monday that people, they will be able to attend. >> all right, live for us in washington, enjoy the festivities, randall. >>> around here a lot warmer than what he is experiencing there in d.c. and sunny skies this weekend. >> yeah, i was there for the inauguration
to president lincoln which the president used four years ago when he was sworn in. but he'll also be bringing a bible that belonged to the rev. martin luther king jr that's fitting because the ceremony takes place on martin luther king jr.'s day. the president will be surrounded by his family and his friends. some of the best seats in the house will go to invited guests of the president. the supreme court justices, the joint chiefs of staff. congressional leaders. and i'll tell you who else has a great seat tomorrow, scott. that's the brooklyn tabernacle choir. you'll see them up in those bleachers just above where the swearing-in is taking place. they're up there right now because they rehearsed earlier today. now they're just taking in the great view watching james taylor rehearse who was out here just a few minutes ago and sounded wonderful. he's singing "america the beautiful." scott >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. as we prepare to say good-bye to you this morning let's have one more look at the swearing-in of the president in the blue room of the white house that took place just m
lincoln says her job it -- her job is to make this look easy which it is not. >> you made it to be really strong honestly to do this work. gravity is there all the time. we're not gravity defying. so your poor muscles and all the strength in your back and stomach have to hold your body up to create the illusion that you're standing on a wall. >> reporter: the only way to understand just how hard this is is to try it. >> i want you to just realize where you are. >> reporter: amelia took me to the great wall of oakland, california, the troupe's home base. >> reporter: that is locked. they put me in a safety harness -- >> the word danger -- >> reporter: i love that it says "danger" right on here. and before i knew it -- here we go over the wall. >> two of us together. hanging out on the wall in oakland. >> reporter: we were 115 feet in the air, and i learned how tough this really is. >> your core has to be really strong. your general fitness level has to be high. give me your hand. run. good. >> reporter: that is the most fun. >> back -- turn your head to one si
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